Thursday, October 17, 2013
Be a Clown! Be an Indian! Be a Monster! (From Scary Tales #27, July, 1981, Charlton Comis)
You can't make this stuff up. I can't, anyway. A complete, unaltered comic book ad from a 1981 Scary Tales (Charlton Comics). Scariest thing in the comic, needless to say. I'd scanned a barely visible version from another 1981 Charlton comic, and then this showed up, just in time for Halloween.
"Be the talk of the town." For (possibly) a little pop-cultural context, keep in mind this is from the period of Roots. I don't know if that offers an excuse for, um, C. But it might offer some explanation. Multi-cultural awareness minus the sensitivity part, perhaps.
I couldn't not share this one.